Monthly Archives: March 2012

Solidarity and Safety

On March 15th, Krys was hit by a car here in Brooklyn. After major surgery, she is unable to walk, work or ride her bike. Her rehab period will be extensive, but a full recovery is planned.

Krys was 718 Cyclery’s first employee, and is the kind of person who would help others at a moment’s notice. She is also the kind of person who would never dream of asking for help…

I am not that kind of person…please donate what you can to help offset the costs of her not being able to work.

#bikenyc is a community. We’ve harnessed the power of twitter to connect to one another, sharing alerts, updates, venting frustrations and celebrating victories. Sometimes we even get to connect in real life and forge friendships. Often we ride past one another, not realizing that we “know” one another. Regardless, we look out for each other, that’s what being part of a community is all about. #bikenyc is the small town coalition of people on bikes in the geographically massive five boroughs of NYC.

I’ve yet to meet Krys Blakemore in person, but I do know that she is part of the #bikenyc community. 

On March 15th, Krys was hit by a car here in Brooklyn. After major surgery, she is unable to walk, work or ride her bike. Her rehab period will be extensive, but a full recovery is planned.

Krys was 718 Cyclery’s first employee, and is the kind of person who would help others at a moment’s notice. She is also the kind of person who would never dream of asking for help…

I am not that kind of person…please donate what you can to help offset the costs of her not being able to work. –  Joe Nocella 718 Cyclery

 

She’s also got the kind of boss that all of us wish we had- one that really cares about her. Krys is a bicycle mechanic at 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, and her boss Joe Nocella has set up a recovery fund for her

So let’s show the world what #bikenyc is made of, spread a little love and make her recovery time a little easier. And while you’re at it, keep fighting for safer streets for everyone. It’s important. R

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Happy Birthday

I’ve been a person on a bike for decades, quietly pedaling along getting where I need to go. I can still picture the day I learned to power a bicycle on my own. I was about six years old, my … Continue reading

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